The 45th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

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    PASADENA, CA (January 9, 2014) — The nominees for THE 45TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today during a live press conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA.  David Oyelowo (“Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler’”), Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal”), Keke Palmer (VH1’s “CrazySexyCool”), Bresha Webb (TV One’s “Love That Girl”) and Gina Torres (USA’s “Suits”) announced the categories and nominees with NAACP Image Awards Committee Chairman, Leonard James and President and CEO of TV One, Alfred Liggins.


    The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.  Winners will be voted upon by NAACP members and announced when the envelopes are opened on Friday, February 21 during the Awards Ceremony for non-televised categories.  The remaining categories will be announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Saturday, February 22 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed).  The telecast will also include a one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet (8:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed).

    BET and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 19 and 16 nominations respectively, followed by ABC with 15 nominations and HBO with 13 nominations.  In the recording category, RCA leads with 10 nominations, followed by Atlantic Records with eight nominations and Columbia Pictures with seven nominations.  In the motion picture category, The Weinstein Company leads with 17 nominations, followed by Fox Searchlight Pictures with seven nominations.


    “This has been an incredible year from the artistic community, with phenomenal contributions across the board from the music, television, motion picture, and literature genres that have the power and impact to drive social change,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP.  “The NAACP Image Awards provides an excellent venue to recognize those who make a difference through art and activism, and we are excited to honor and celebrate this caliber of talent.”


    “The Image Awards recognize the best that communities of color have to offer and is an exciting addition to our programming line-up — TV One is pleased to showcase all of these achievements on our network,” stated Liggins.


    Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. The organization’s half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.


    The 45TH NAACP Image Awards are sponsored by: UAW–Chrysler, FedEx, AT&T, Hyundai Motor America, Gilead Sciences, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, Pepsico and Southwest Airlines.



    Following is the list of categories and nominees for the 45TH NAACP Image Awards:





    Outstanding Comedy Series

    • “House of Lies” (Showtime)
    • “Modern Family” (ABC)
    • “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
    • “The Game” (BET)
    • “The Soul Man” (TV Land)


    Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

    • Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (FOX)
    • Cedric The Entertainer – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
    • Don Cheadle – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
    • Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
    • Kevin Hart – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)


    Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

    • Aisha Tyler – “Archer” (FX Networks)
    • Mindy Kaling – “The Mindy Project” (FOX)
    • Niecy Nash – “The Soul Man” (TV Land)
    • Tasha Smith – “Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse” (OWN)
    • Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)


    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

    • Boris Kodjoe – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
    • Jerry “J B Smoove” Brooks – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
    • Morris Chestnut – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
    • Nick Cannon – “Real Husbands of Hollywood” (BET)
    • Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)


    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

    • Anna Deavere Smith – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
    • Brandy Norwood – “The Game” (BET)
    • Nia Long – “House of Lies” (Showtime)
    • Rashida Jones – “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
    • Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)


    Outstanding Drama Series

    • “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
    • “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
    • “Scandal” (ABC)
    • “The Good Wife” (CBS)
    • “Treme” (HBO)


    Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

    • James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
    • LL Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
    • Michael Ealy – “Almost Human” (FOX)
    • Shemar Moore – “Criminal Minds” (CBS)
    • Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)


    Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

    • Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
    • Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
    • Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
    • Nicole Beharie – “Sleepy Hollow” (FOX)
    • Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    • Columbus Short – “Scandal” (ABC)
    • Guillermo Diaz – “Scandal” (ABC)
    • Jeffrey Wright – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
    • Joe Morton – “Scandal” (ABC)
    • Michael Kenneth Williams – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)


    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    • Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
    • Debbie Allen – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
    • Diahann Carroll – “White Collar” (USA)
    • Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest” (CBS)
    • Vanessa L. Williams – “666 Park Avenue” (ABC)


    Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    • “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
    • “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
    • “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” (VH1)
    • “Luther” (BBC America)
    • “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)


    Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    • Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)
    • Danny Glover – “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest (HBO)
    • Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)
    • Malik Yoba – “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
    • Omari Hardwick – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)


    Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

    • Angela Bassett – “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX Networks)
    • Angela Bassett – “Betty & Coretta” (Lifetime)
    • Gabourey Sidibe – “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX Networks)
    • Gabrielle Union – “Being Mary Jane” (BET)
    • Keke Palmer – “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story” (VH1)


    Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

    • Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
    • Kristoff St. John – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    • Lawrence Saint Victor – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
    • Redaric Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    • Tequan Richmond – “General Hospital” (ABC)


    Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

    • Angell Conwell – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    • Christel Khalil – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
    • Karla Mosley – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
    • Kristolyn Lloyd – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
    • Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)


    Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)

    • “Justice for Trayvon” (BET)
    • “Mandela: Freedom’s Father” (BET)
    • “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” (OWN)
    • “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” (PBS)
    • “Unsung” (TV One)


    Outstanding Talk Series

    • “Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN)
    • “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (OWN)
    • “Steve Harvey” (Syndicated)
    • “The Arsenio Hall Show” (Syndicated)
    • “The Queen Latifah Show” (Syndicated)


    Outstanding Reality Series

    • “Iyanla: Fix My Life” (OWN)
    • “Shark Tank” (ABC)
    • “Sunday Best” (BET)
    • “The Voice” (NBC)
    • “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (OWN)


    Outstanding Variety Series or Special

    • “12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes” (TV One)
    • “Black Girls Rock!” (BET)
    • “Key & Peele” (Comedy Central)
    • “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” (HBO)
    • “Oprah’s Master Class” (OWN)


    Outstanding Children’s Program

    • “2013 HALO Awards” (Nickelodeon/TeenNick)
    • “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
    • “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
    • “Postcards: Mandela” (The Africa Channel)
    • “Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass” (HBO)


    Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)

    • China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
    • Eric I. Keyes, III – “Live Life and Win!” (Syndicated)
    • Fatima Ptacek – “Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
    • Karan Brar – “Jessie” (Disney Channel)
    • Zendaya – “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)



    Outstanding New Artist

    • Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
    • Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)
    • K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
    • RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)
    • Zendaya (Hollywood Records)


    Outstanding Male Artist

    • Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)
    • Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
    • John Legend (Columbia Records)
    • Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
    • Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)


    Outstanding Female Artist

    • Beyoncé (Columbia Records)
    • India.Arie (Motown Records)
    • Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
    • Ledisi (Verve Records)
    • Mary J Blige (Verve Records/Interscope)

    Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

    • “#Beautiful” – Mariah Carey feat. Miguel (Island Def Jam)
    • “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
    • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
    • “Hurt You” – Toni Braxton feat. Babyface (Motown Records)
    • “Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z (RCA Records)


    Outstanding Jazz Album

    • “Summer Horns” – Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (Concord Records)
    • “The Beat” – Boney James (Concord Records)
    • “The Messenger” – Kevin Eubanks (Mack Avenue Records)
    • “The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey” – Najee (Shanachie)
    • “The Songs of Stevie Wonder” – SFJAZZ Collective (SFJAZZ Records)


    Outstanding Gospel Album – (Traditional or Contemporary)

    • “20 Year Celebration Volume 1 – Best For Last” – Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)
    • “Azusa: The Next Generation” – Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)
    • “Best Days Deluxe Edition” – Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)
    • “Good God” – Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)
    • “Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity” – Various (RCA Inspiration)


    Outstanding World Music Album

    • “Coming from a Lady” – Lady Ele (13 Black Records)
    • “Live At The Royal Albert Hall” – Emeli Sande (Capitol)
    • “Natalie Cole en Español” – Natalie Cole (Verve Records)
    • “Sing To The Moon” – Laura Mvula (Columbia Records)
    • “The Standards” – Gloria Estefan (Masterworks)


    Outstanding Music Video

    • “Cocoa Butter” – India.Arie (Motown Records)
    • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
    • “Made To Love” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
    • “Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
    • “Treasure” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)


    Outstanding Song

    • “All Of Me” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
    • “Blurred Lines ” – Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)
    • “Fire We Make” – Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)
    • “Q.U.E.E.N.” – Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
    • “Treasure” – Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)


    Outstanding Album

    • “20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” – Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)
    • “Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)
    • “Love In The Future” – John Legend (Columbia Records)
    • “Love, Charlie” – Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)
    • “The Electric Lady” – Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)




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